NURSE0730's SparkPeople Blog NURSE0730's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Goals I blogged back in Feb and while I must admit I kept some of the goals listed--i did slip in some of them. Feb and March were stressful at work and things are about to get even more crazy there. So I am sitting some more goals to get me through what I believe is going to be a crazy summer. <BR> 1. Stress- This is key for me as I noticed myself slipping a little during the months of Feb and March. The weather was COLD and now that things are starting to warm up quickly, it is time to get back ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:23:05 EST Stepping it up and breaking out of the routine Remember the old addage that the definition of insaniety is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Yeah that is me lately. Hitting the so called plateau (i hate that word) again and breaking though those barriers is extremely difficult. So it is time to step it up. Here is the new plan--- <BR> <BR> 1. Up the calories ---1200-1400 calories a day is killing me---hello brain fog and pure exhaustion. New plan is 1600 calories a day with exercise in the evenings... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:35:31 EST Maintanence Mode Wow, it has been a long time since I have written anything on here. I am currently maintaining my weight and am very happy were I am at right now. 177 feels wonderful!!! I would like to lose 5 more lbs but am really not stressing it. I am more focused now on how my clothes feel and eating as healthy as possible. Work was crazy last week so I am currently back into major detoxing my body this week. No that does not mean any miracle weight loss treatment, just lots of fluid, extra water and tea... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:15:08 EST What a difference a year makes WOW, I realized that even though I do not spend as much time on here lately, i have not blogged in a year and wow, what a difference a year makes. I am doing really well. I have lost 16 lbs since March when things really started to click and kick into high gear. It has been no excuses that I am to busy to exercise or eat right. This is the lightest that I have been in 3 years and since having William 7 years ago. I FEEL GREAT!!! <BR> Ok so the tricks are of course calorie counting which is... Thu, 17 May 2012 22:02:51 EST Feeling less bloated and moving along! Every since I got back from Texas I have been feeling bloated and not good about myself. I was in a major funk. I am proud to say that i am feeling better and with the weather turning better, I am more willing to exercise now. I am doing a hour class of spinning on Mondays and I will tell you that my fitness instructor works ya! Tuesday and Thursday at this time are taken with soccer practice-not that it is an excuse, but the day just is way to busy for exercise to occur at this time. <BR> I... Sat, 14 May 2011 19:20:12 EST Slipping with Stress So I have noticed myself slipping lately. I have been having some outside stress lately and I tell you it is affecting me BIG TIME! <BR> Work has been unbelievable and CRAZY- projects are backed up one on top of the next. <BR> My parents are probably going to be losing their home and with either having jobs, I am not sure what else they expected to happen. Mom did get a job having having a verbal altercation with me and me telling her that she is most definitely not moving in with us. My dad... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:11:26 EST A New outlook Hey Sparky friends, Hope everyone is doing well and sticking to their New Years Resolutions. I have shaken things up a bit. I did start running again and while my time is not as good as it was last year before I injured my foot, I am happy to be back at it and my endurance is much better than last year. Weird I know. I am also still using the elliptical on a regular basis. The biggest adventure that I just started that I am the most excited about is the clean eating LIFESTYLE. I call it a LI... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:08:42 EST Excited beyond belief I lost that damn lb that has been bothering me since March! Actually I have lost 8 lbs since October 11th. You see I took a sedentary job in March and gained 8 lbs. I have lost a total of 30, but was feeling out of control over the summer and just could not get back into the scheme of losing again. I am proud to say that I am back on track. Thu, 4 Nov 2010 22:44:59 EST A reality... Let me first start this blog off with the fact that I am nowhere near perfect. I had a harsh reality hit me yesterday like a (as Pink Floyd would put it) brick wall. The reality is that I need to start using the food scale. America, the fattest country in the world, is indeed the fattest physically but I wonder more...... <BR> Yesterday was hot as hell and I was suffering along with others at Renn Fest. Renn fest is a place where all sights can be seen, many of them not wanting to be seen. A... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:06:52 EST Update While I have not blogged in a while again. I keep up with everything else, just not this portion. Things are still going well, but stable. NO CHANGES! I have maintained the same weight for the last year. No ups, no downs. I am a little fustrated and at a loss. I have not exercised as much as I wanted to lately due to injuring my foot in April which left me with plantar fasciitis and then I just had some minor girly surgery last week. That is now under control. The scale did go up post surgery... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 16:02:37 EST Things going good!!! I have not blogged in forever, but things are going well. My weight is stable not going up, not going down! I am comfortable at this time, but not enough to slip up. Today was a good day. We went swimming at my friends house and for the first time in years, i had a comfortable attitude in my swimsuit. I ACTUALLY LOOKED GOOD!!!!!!! <BR> I did struggle a month ago with tracking what I was eating everyday. I told my fitness coach that I would never track forever. She kindly reminded me that tho... Sat, 19 Jun 2010 22:24:17 EST Another chapter........ I have not been on here in a while. I know this is not an EXCUSE. I started my new job last week and things have been a little crazy lately, also, not an EXCUSE. So today I want to talk about being <BR> 1 Unrealistic <BR> 2 Making excuses <BR> 3. Being honest with myself <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> But first of all........ <BR> The new job is going really well and I love being home in the evenings with my family to have healthy dinners and being able to have more time to exercise. I have my own ... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:48:44 EST Waiting..... wondering..... and coming out of a fog Wow I just realized I had not posted anything in a while. So how is everyone doing? I have been very busy these past couple of weeks and a little more tired than usual. Not sleeping to well, staying up too late, etc..... I cannot wait for spring to get back outside and RUN!!!! I have not used the weather as an excuse however the treadmill is quite different that running outside from factors like incline, wind control of speed etc. So the other day, I did my run outside and might I say it felt... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 08:34:41 EST Proud!!!! Ok, so this morning I was a complete wreck. You see, I am applying for a new job, not because I do not like my current one, I do!. This is just a new opportunity for me and a much better schedule for me to be able to take better care of myself. I will be working 5 days a week if I get this and not some random 12 hour days were I come home and god knows what hour and eat less than idea, due to time constraints, being tired, or just not hungry and much less exercise on days that I work, hell i ... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:19:34 EST oh to walk in my shoes I realized something very important to me after I bought my pedometer and calorie burner watch over the weekend. Can you take a wild guess how far a nurse actually walks on a 12 hour shift? Well, I took a guess prior and I was WAY OFF. I thought maybe on a light day, I might have walked 2 maybe 3 miles. NO people, on a very busy day let try 5-6 miles. Yes, Monday was 5.4 miles @ 990 calories and Tuesday was 6.2 miles with over 1000 calories burned. So this answers some of the questions that I... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:10:48 EST As the Title says.... Rule your mind or it will rule you. Ok, so why is that when I look in the mirror, I never see much weight loss change that is until I look at pictures. I am constantly finding myself doing this now. Its IS MY motivation to continue. The small hope that, YES, what I am doing is making a difference. So I love ( as weird as it sounds) taking pictures of myself now. <BR> That being said, I think that is why I did not succeed at my goal past my son being born. Because I never looked at pictures. I was always behind the camera. Its ... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:56:33 EST Night shift ugh..... Ok so I told you guys that I was taking a week off from here because I am tired and I am working night shift this week. Well, I have still counted my calories this week and have to admit that even though my eating times are off quite a bit, I am still eating healthy and sticking to my calorie limits. My question for the day however is, If you are someone that is used to working nights, what is your eating routine and how often and when do you eat? I am not used to night shift and while I am n... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 11:04:42 EST My goals for 2010.. sticking to the goals and not letting the fat stick to me. I have been quite under the weather this weak with extreme nausea, and tiredness. My mind, body and soul have been tired since Christmas and I think it finally caught up with me Tuesday after work where sudden chills and temp of 102 kicked in with a high heart rate at rest. So I am making an executive decision this week and taking a week and a half off. Why a week and a half you ask? Well, for one I need to rest, it is good for the body to recoup and I am still eating healthy. Secondly I am p... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:48:35 EST A little fustrated. Ok, so I have been watching intake, except this weekend. I felt awesome Friday and Saturday morning then I began a dreadful decline. Saturday, I was over my intake in calories and Sunday I was below. I have now began to realize that I need to eat because if I do not, I feel horrible for one but I am actually slowing down my metabolism. I am below calorie intake today and do not feel bad, but I can bet you I will tomorrow. So tomorrow is a new day and I think that I have done well this week, I... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 20:58:28 EST Day 2 going good... Ok, so I worked 12 hours today. I am a nurse on a busy cardiac floor. I managed to meet my calorie intake today apparently yesterday I was under my intake. I feel really good about today and the things that I ate. <BR> I have to admit that yesterday was not a good day for me, but I had an epiphany by the end of the day. When I feel bad about myself, all I have to do is to go back and look at old pictures of myself and look at the large success that has been obtained. I used to hide behind th... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:52:05 EST Ok so I have never written a blog before so here it goes..... My name is Christina Witt. I am 32 years old and am a nurse. I have recently lost 30 lbs on my own through walking, hiking, biking and recently running. I have about 15 more lbs to go to acheive my goal of 170 which i would be very happy with considering that i am tall and of a bigger statue than most. I do not use this as an excuse. My previous doctor states that my healthy weight would be 150. I think personally I would look sick at this weight and my ultimate goal is just to be more health... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:40:26 EST